Stephen Colbert has made no effort to hide his disdain of Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. In fact, in a recent segment on The Late Show, the famously anti-Trump host decided to tear into Kavanaugh following his hearing where the justice vehemently denied not only that he was guilty of sexual molestation, but also that he had never drank to the point of blacking out.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) October 3, 2018
Colbert’s question was simple:
If he’s so damn smart, why’s he so dumb?
— elzazagreda (@elzazagreda) September 28, 2018
Colbert elaborated, questioning why a man who claims to be innocent of all the accusations brought against him would proceed to lie about so many easily provable falsehoods. During his testimony, Kavanaugh claimed he had never been blackout drunk despite multiple friends from college coming forward to describe instances where he was demonstrably so, including one anecdote where Kavanaugh allegedly started a bar fight following a UB40 concert.
On #LSSC tonight: Since we now know Brett Kavanaugh got into a fight after a #UB40 concert, the only logical next move is to mix him into @UB40official’s biggest (and only) hit, ‘Red, Red Wine.’ pic.twitter.com/1wAlIRpKLm
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) October 2, 2018
Colbert’s fans received some much needed laughter from the segment:
— Bev (@schroddybach) October 2, 2018
Brett Brett whines….. totally awesome 80s flashback
— cindy p (@cinderss27) October 3, 2018
This post is wildly unfair & outrageously wrong.
UB40 also had hits with “(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love With You,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “Here I Am” and “I Got You Babe.”
— Randy Reiss (@undeadsinatra) October 3, 2018
— Evgenia❤ (@jendiEvgeniya) October 3, 2018
Other clearly false claims made by Kavanaugh before and during his testimony include how much research was done by Donald Trump before the president decided to nominate him, the crime rate in his hometown, and incorrect definitions of “Devil’s Triangle,” “boofing,” “ralphing.”
A smart judge like Kavanaugh ought to know lies like these won’t fly on Twitter…
— Breanna (@BreannaWhite7) September 27, 2018
To clarify my own yearbook quote, when I said “Road less traveled,” I meant “boofing in a Devils Triangle.”
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 29, 2018
Keep going back this morning to Kavanaugh lying to the committee about “Ralphing” and other yearbook items. With a straight face. Spicy food? Come on.
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) September 28, 2018
I’ve thought some more about Kavanaugh’s testimony. His lies under oath were not little lies. He specifically lied about “Devil’s Triangle” because it was about sex. He specifically lied about “ralphing” because it was about inebriation.
He is accused of drunken sexual assault. https://t.co/JlBTQNlYB4
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) September 29, 2018
Thanks for making us laugh during a very frustrating week, Colbert—we’re all listening to UB40 in your honor!
This Kavanaugh thing was ugly, but bringing UB40 into it?!
Is NOTHING sacred?! pic.twitter.com/0K1xk3DON1
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) October 2, 2018
ARE YOU THE LEAD SINGER OF UB40 pic.twitter.com/XN430MAwm4
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) October 2, 2018